#13 Mike Bestgen


13— Mike Bestgen from St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Age 65.

“My wife, Vicki and I have four adult children, and ten grandchildren. I’ve been racing long and middle distances the last 25 years, and hope to continue doing it for a while yet,” Mike says. He’s a three time winner of the WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race in Ely, Minnesota, two time Midnight Run champ, and runner up at the Klondike Sled Dog Derby. “Last year was my first time at the Stage Stop and it was awesome,” he writes. “The people, the volunteers, the trails, everything about it was great. I’m glad to be returning for another year.”